Industry News

Auntie Anne’s, Inc., the largest soft pretzel franchisor in North America, recently opened the first of the country’s 17 pretzel locations outside of Sydney, Australia.

Wawa and Alice Sulaeman...

AFC Enterprises, Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes Chicken...

A Subway-branded toy set called the Deluxe Subway Sandwich Artist Play Set will be available at Toys "R" Us starting September 1, 2004.

The 77-piece set, marketed under the "Just Like...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants donated 20,000 burgers and buns and associated condiments to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Charley relief effort to help feed residents of Port Charlotte and...

Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill has introduced a new crispy Cabo Coconut Shrimp Taco to expand their "Fresh...

Blimpie International, Inc., global franchisor of BLIMPIE restaurants, announced its 2004 Blimpie International, Inc. Scholarship winners. The announcement was made by Jeff Endervelt,...

Carl's Jr. has just added the Loaded Breakfast Burrito(tm) to its menu, leaving competitors' puny imitations in its shadow. Hungry breakfast eaters on the go can stop at Carl's Jr. and dig...

Burger King announced that it has hired Calvin Harris as Senior Director, Product Innovation. Harris was previously executive chef at Arby's.

In his new role, Harris will be responsible...

Domino's Pizza has announced that it completed the transaction to purchase $109.1 million of its 8.25 percent senior subordinated notes due 2011. The debt retirement was previously announced...

McDonald's leaders speaking at the U.S. Apple Association's 2004 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference today in Chicago, Illinois, extended their commitment as the world's leading food...

At its annual franchisee convention in Washington D.C., Blimpie detailed its plans for re-invigorating the brand. According to the company, the plan calls for a consumer-focused approach by...

Krispy Kreme's chief operating officer, John Tate, has resigned to accept a position with retailer Restoration Hardware. The change comes in the wake of the company's first earnings loss and...

Quiznos Sub today announced a master license agreement with HMSHost Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of food, beverage, and retail concessions in the travel industry. The...

A longtime classic from the menu of western U.S.-based Carl's Jr. is heading eastward. The Western Bacon Cheeseburger on the Carl's Jr. menu is available starting today at sister chain Hardee...

Borders, Inc. and Seattle’s Best Coffee LLC, a subsidiary of Starbucks Corporation, have signed a licensing agreement to place Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC) cafés in more than 400 existing and...

When Krystal holds the inaugural Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship from this September to November, the winner will receive the largest cash prize offered on the U...